Oh Birmingham, you beautiful city! Many of us who used to complain there was nothing to do here growing up as youth now found ourselves overloaded with plenty of unique event options to attend each week. The toughest part is making the decision on what we’d like to attend! About Town is here to help guide Birminghamians and those passing through town on some of the most fun events each week - and this stretch of days in November features plenty of great options! Here are a few things we are looking forward to.

House of Found Options Grand Opening (Wednesday)

The Atomic Lounge was one of the most unique bars in Birmingham, and it quickly became a city favorite (along with food and beverage critics around the nation). Many were heartbroken at the announcement of the establishment’s closing, walking around aimlessly ever since. Former co-owner Feizal Valli brought feelings of excitement, hope, and even ecstasy when he announced he would be bringing another unique bar experience with similar vibes to the Magic City - The House of Found Objects. The official opening is Wednesday and we’d highly encourage checking out Valli’s latest venture.

Avondale Fire Jam November 2022 (Wednesday)

The heat is being brought back to Avondale this Wednesday! Graphic by 8_Bit_Pixie

It is getting cold in the Magic City, but we still have the heat from the monthly Fire Jam held at Avondale Brewing by Luminarts Entertainment. The November edition features music from two city favorites in Andrea Really and LeJack. Fire spinners put on a show for all who attend this free event, while steadily building a unique community full of wonder.

Fall Fundraiser & Quilt Show (Friday)

Bib & Tucker is providing the wholesome entertainment this Friday! Graphic from Bib & Tucker

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op is one of the most fun and sincere communities found in Birmingham. The organization is hosting a Fall Fundraiser and Quilt Show this Friday at Hardware Park. Items sewn by Bib & Tucker members will be featured and there will be an opportunity to win the 2022 Opportunity Quilt. This is a great way to support a local cause and potentially even get ahead on some holiday shopping! 

Slungo Fest (Friday)

Slungo Fest is the place to be on Friday. Graphic from Slungo 

Tia Raye and 3.A.M. have been doing it big for Birmingham. The two musicians wake up each day with the mindset of putting themselves and those in the city around them in a more successful position. They’ve come together to form Slungo Talk (which stands for Slang from the Underground), and will be highlighting some incredible underground musicians at Firehouse this Friday. If you’re looking to support the Bham music scene - this is a great event to attend. You will also be adding hits to your playlist! 

The Lost Child’s 500th Anniversary Party (Saturday)

It’s going to be a jolly good time in Birmingham this Saturday. Image from The Lost Child

Burgin Mathews has been politely lobbing musical gems from the past at eager listeners in Birmingham and around the world with The Lost Child radio show for 500 episodes! The show, which can be heard on Birmingham Mountain Radio, is a true treasure and it’s exciting to see the successful mark. A celebration takes place this Saturday at Carrigan’s featuring old-time string-band music by The Whistlebees and two DJ sets by Burgin himself. 

Studio By The Tracks Holiday Open House + Art Market! (Saturday and Sunday)

Studio By The Tracks is having two days of art and community this weekend. Graphic from Michael Hamill

Another great opportunity to have a great day out while supporting an important local cause takes place this Saturday and Sunday as Studio By The Tracks invites the community to their Irondale home to check out wonderful art made by adults on the autism spectrum, along with opportunities to support local vendors and chefs. This is going to be a fun one. 

Cover image from Tia Raye